The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) granted clearance for the conduct of the 2021 Monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS).
The survey is undertaken by the PSA monthly except for the months where Quarterly LFS is conducted. This will provide high frequency statistical information on the Philippine labor market to better understand the current situation of employment and the economy of the Philippines during unprecedented event such as the Corana Virus of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Unlike the quarterly LFS, which can generate the estimates at the regional level, the monthly LFS will generate more frequent information at the national level.
A sample of about 10,700 households will be interviewed for the monthly survey utilizing a total budget amounting to PhP 8.1 million. Results of the survey is expected to be released 30 days after the reference month.
The 2021 Monthly LFS was reviewed and cleared for conduct under the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS), a mechanism being implemented by the PSA by virtue of Rule 28 of Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 10625 to:
a. ensure sound design for data collection;
b. minimize the burden placed upon respondents;
c. effect economy in statistical data collection;
d. eliminate unnecessary duplication of statistical data collection efforts; and
e. achieve better coordination of government statistical activities.
In line with this, the PSA enjoins the public to support the said survey.
For further information on SSRCS, please contact the Statistical Standards Division (SSD) of the Standards Service (SS) with telephone numbers
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General